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3 Vegetarian High Protein Recipes

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If you are a vegetarian looking to cook scrumptious high protein meals, then these three selected vegetarian high protein recipes are your go to dishes.

Vegetarian High Protein Recipes- 1

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers (any color)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, and cilantro.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and bean mixture and toss until well combined.
  4. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  5. Serve chilled as a side dish or a main course.

Vegetarian High Protein Recipes- 2

Lentil and Vegetable Stir-Fry:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (broccoli florets, bell peppers, carrots, snap peas, etc.)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add mixed vegetables to the skillet and stir-fry for about 5-7 minutes until they are tender-crisp.
  4. Stir in cooked lentils, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
  6. Serve hot as a standalone dish or over cooked rice or quinoa to enjoy this vegetarian high protein recipe.

Vegetarian High Protein Recipes-3

Chickpea and Spinach Curry:

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onions and cook until they turn translucent.
  3. Stir in minced garlic and grated ginger and cook for another minute.
  4. Add curry powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and paprika. Stir well to coat the onions and spices.
  5. Add diced tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend.
  6. Stir in chickpeas and coconut milk. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  7. Add fresh spinach leaves and cook until wilted.
  8. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
  9. Serve hot with steamed rice or naan bread.

These vegetarian high protein recipes are not only delicious but also provide a good amount of protein for a vegetarian diet. Enjoy! You can also explore protein supplements on Whey Protein Store.

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